On Wednesday, my whole body was hurting after the steep climb at the end of the previous day. That’s why I decided against cycling the Limes (=Roman border wall) route which includes a lot up and downhills. And opted for the famous Kocher-Jagst cycling route and follow the Jagst river towards the Neckar, the reverse direction from the “original Kocher-Jagst-Route”.
Thursday was another holiday and another predicted hot day with thunderstorms and heavy rains predicted for later in the day. Consequence for me: another early start. This time I was on the road already at 7 AM!!! and it was already warm.
Since it was a holiday, almost nobody was on the streets and I found my way easily out of Heilbronn.
I knew the whole route would be hilly, no matter which of the options I took , so I prepared myself for some long slow climbs.
I started early, around 8 AM, because it was suppose to get warm again. I started off through the beautiful forest of the Pfaelzer Wald and the whole first ten kilometers were going downhill on a beautiful smooth cycling road.